Felix Goebel-Komala, husband of Mary Goebel-Komala, father of Felicity Goebel-Komala, and son of the late Joseph Padang Sastrono Komala and Kathleen Klin Pualam, died peacefully at his home in Findlay, Ohio, on November 2, 2016.
Felix was born May 11, 1961 in Hong Kong and attended La Salle College there. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Iowa in 1983. He served in music ministry at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; the Church of St. Francis, Moorhead, Minnesota; the Church of St. Philip the Apostle, Bakersfield, California; and the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Findlay, Ohio.
Felix was passionate about music - listening, playing, composing, performing and mentoring young musicians. He was an active member of the Toledo Diocesan Liturgical Commission for many years, as well as the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and the American Guild of Organists. Additionally, Felix was actively involved in the Women’s Resource Center of Hancock County, and was an avid tennis player.
Felix enjoyed regular visits with family members and friends in his native Hong Kong, and he displayed his affection for his native land and its culture by the clothing he wore and the food he enjoyed.